It has just been unmasked that shootings in New York City have increased by 205% in the weeks since NYPD disbanded its anti-crime unit of plainclothes cops on June 15.
During the final two weeks of June, there have been three times as numerous shootings in New York City as there were through the same period in 2019, according to the New York Post. Between June 15 and July 2, there were 116 shootings in the Big Apple in comparison to just 38 during the same two-week period last year. A complete of 157 New Yorkers were injured in gunfire this year, in comparison to just 57 being injured in that period in 2019.
The NYPD also said that last month was the deadliest & most violent June in 24 years, as there were an overall total of 205 shooting incidents over the entire month. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is already wanting to blame the violence on the COVID-19 pandemic, ignoring the fact that his or her own actions in dismantling law enforcement are likely a massive factor in this.
“This is directly related to coronavirus,” de Blasio said on Monday, based on Fox News. “This is a very serious situation. … As we’re getting into warmer and warmer weather, we’re feeling the effects of people being cooped up for months, the economy hasn’t restarted — we have a real problem here.”
Hazel Thomas, whose son was gunned down on June 17, spoke out at fault the uptick in violence on the NYPD disbanding its “anti-crime” unit of plainclothes officers.
“I feel like we are giving the streets back to the criminals,” she said. “They shouldn’t have disbanded it. Whatever the problem they have, address it. But don’t disband the unit. Many lives would have been saved. Not just my son.”
“Without having this tool, it will be much harder to tackle rising felony crimes, ‘shots fired’ jobs and the growing number of illegal guns pouring into the neighborhoods,” added NYPD Sgt. Joseph Imperatrice, a former anti-crime unit supervisor and founder of Blue Lives Matter.
This piece was written by PoliZette Staff on July 6, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is employed by permission.
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